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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Category Archives: bags

multi-tasker tote

Anna Maria Horner came to my guild a couple of weeks ago but I wasn’t able to attend her talk or class (at first because we had camping plans, and then because instead of camping I was dying of scarlet fever had a raging case of strep throat).  To make myself feel better about the […]

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pretty little pouch swap

In what will be my last flickr swap ever (please direct me back to this statement if I should ever lose my mind and decide to sign up for one again), I made this little pretty: It’s the Curvy Clutch pattern from Keyka Lou (next time I will use less stiff interfacing, fewer layers of […]

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easy ipad case

I made a quick case for the ipad on Friday.  I end up sticking it in my purse a bunch and I wanted it to be a little protected as it rattles around with all the rest of the crapola I drag around. It’s a super simple design–I used fusible fleece for the interfacing and […]

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sunglasses pouch

Our guild is doing a swap today–everyone participating is bringing a sunglasses pouch.  As usual, I had about 800 ideas and then when I actually made the item I dumped all of my ideas and made this instead.  🙂 I love it and want to make another one for me (and I’m planning on sticking […]

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portabello pixie gathered market bag

When I proudly showed Nic my birdie sling, his only comment was “that’s really big,” so I changed my mother’s day gift plan for my momma from the birdie sling to the smaller Portabello Pixie gathered market bag pattern that I unearthed last month. After making it, though, in the future I’d construct it more […]

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more jane market bags

It was a market bag weekend (using jane market bag pattern)–I made my library bag as well as two others. I find that whenever I repeat a pattern, I end up making more mistakes than the first time.  With the floral bag and my library bag I forgot to do the top stitching down the […]

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